Washington County of Assessment & Taxation: Passport Office in Hillsboro OR
Last Reviewed on February 19th, 2023
Handicap Accessible (ADA): Yes
Passport Photos: No, you will need to get passport photos taken before going there. Here is our passport photo guide for reference and here is a list of places to get passport photos in Hillsboro.
Hillsboro Passport Office: Washington County of Assessment & Taxation Location OverviewWashington County of Assessment & Taxation is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Hillsboro, OR you can go here for passport help. Washington County of Assessment & Taxation is a County / State facility that is able to witness your signature and seal your passport documents - standard processing is 4-8 weeks. This office DOES NOT issue passports, they will send your passport forms directly to a regional passport facility. There is 1 other passport acceptance agent offices located in Hillsboro. Washington County of Assessment & Taxation is located in County, Oregon.
About Washington County of Assessment & Taxation
Washington County of Assessment & Taxation is not a passport issuance facility and you will NOT receive a passport on-site there. This facility is an acceptance agent, the Washington County of Assessment & Taxation is sort of like a special notary for the Department of State / Passport Agency in which they can "Witness" your signature and officially "Seal" your application and documents. There is a separate $35 fee for this that is paid at the time of sealing.
Needs to visit an acceptance agent
New Passports Application (Child or Adult)
Lost / Damaged Passport Replacement
Doesn't need to visit an acceptance agent
Passport Name Change Application
Passport Processing Times at Washington County of Assessment & Taxation
Standard Processing - Because of Covid-19, the current processing times are 10-12 weeks after submitting an application.
Expedited Processing - You can pay an extra $60 when sealing your documents at Washington County of Assessment & Taxation to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.
Emergency Processing - (NOT AVAILABLE at Washington County of Assessment & Taxation): If you have proof of travel within 3 days you can request an emergency appointment at one of the regional passport offices close to Hillsboro. Also see our info about 3rd-party passport expediters.
Nearest Regional Passport Offices to Hillsboro, OR
Seattle Passport Agency - 121.9 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 470.5 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 723.6 Miles
Passport Services Offered at Washington County of Assessment & Taxation
Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the Washington County of Assessment & Taxation will have pre-printed passport forms. You may also get passport forms from our website and print them on your own printer.
Passport Document Sealing / Passport Application Signature Witness - Washington County of Assessment & Taxation is an official Acceptance Agent as appointed by the Department of State. Certain municipal and postal employees at this location are authorized to "Witness" your signature (kind of like a notary).
NOTE: not required for passport renewals
Acceptance Agent fee is $35 (see more about Acceptance Agent Fees)
4-6 week passport expediting / 10-12-week standard passport service - These are the standard processing times for passports at any acceptance agent.
Washington County of Assessment & Taxation Service Area Radius
This passport office is located in - Washington County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 97124, 97291, 97113, 97006, 97133, 97229, 97203, 97231, 97005, 97076, 97075, 97123, 97077, 97007, 97106, 97225, 97298, 97116, 97210
Frequently asked questions
Washington County of Assessment & Taxation does not issue passports, they are sent to a central processing facility, it will take at a minimum of 4 weeks if using expedited service and up to 12 weeks for standard processing.
It's about 250 miles roundtrip, so it is pretty far from Hillsboro to Seattle Passport Agency, the closest passport issuing agency. You might want to consider using a passport expediting service to save you the time of going there yourself.
Washington County of Assessment & Taxation is an acceptance agent, Washington County of Assessment & Taxation does not issue passports – they do however charge the standard $35 acceptance agent fee to seal your documents, this is only required for new or replacement passport applications; renewals do not need to be sealed and thus no acceptance agent fee is required. Please see our detailed information on passport fees.
If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at Washington County of Assessment & Taxation? Then no. They do not issue passports, you can get walk-in passport issuance at a regional passport facility only, not local acceptance agent facilities; passport are sent to a central processing location.
If you have your expired or soon-to-be expired passport, it is in good condition and the validity period on your expired passport was for 10-years, then you do not even need to visit an acceptance agent. You can do your application online, print-it and send it in with new passport photos, the old passport, and the required passport fees. See our guide about passport renewals to renew your passport yourself.
No, they are acceptance agents and have nothing to do with the application once they witness your signature and seal your application. Once an application is in-process, Washington County of Assessment & Taxation will not be able to assist any further.
No, you will have to get your passport photo taken before you go to Washington County of Assessment & Taxation for the sealing of your passport. Do not go there without getting passport photos first or you will not get your application sealed. Here's the list of locations to get passport photos in Hillsboro.
At Washington County of Assessment & Taxation, the passport acceptance fees can be paid for with a check, cash, money order or debit card. Passport Fees can only be paid with a check or money order.